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Verb confound has 2 senses
- confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
--1 is one way to be
The performance is likely to confound Sue
- confuse, confound - mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
--2 is one way to mistake, misidentify
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something PP